Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mildred Irene Hendrix, 99, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Cassville Health and Rehab.

She was born on Aug. 27, 1913, in Washburn, daughter of Isaac "Ike" Clifton and Maggie Lillis (McCormick) Henry. She grew up in the family home located on Greasy Creek and attended Measle Prairie School and OK School. She and Buddy Ernest Hendrix were married on Aug. 28, 1930, by Rev. Charles Vanzandt. Buddy preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 1996. She was a member of the Prairie Hill Baptist Church in Washburn.

Survivors include: five sons, John Ernest Hendrix and his wife, Olene, of Washburn, Reams Howard Hendrix and his wife, Barbara, of Washburn, Ralph Lloyd Hendrix and his wife, Irene, of Washburn, Larry Keith Hendrix and his wife, Valerie, of Washburn, and Gary "Gizz" Max Hendrix and his wife, Carrie, of Washburn; two daughters, Betty Jean Banks and her, husband James, of Washburn, and Carolyn Sue Popanz and her husband, Jim, of Rogers, Ark.; one daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Hendrix, of Wash-burn; 26 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sons, Thomas Clifton Hendrix, Kenneth Lavern Hendrix, and Robert Franklin Hendrix; two brothers, Reams Henry and John Henry; and one sister, Helen (Henry) Hendrix Houston.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the White Funeral Home in Cassville, with Rev. Jerry Williams officiating. Burial was at King Cemetery in Seligman. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society and entrusted to the White Funeral Home.